Health approves LaLiga plan and COVID-19 tests

first_imgIrene Lozano has personally informed the presidents of the sports organizations of the compliance with one of the basic points of the Vian Pacta, and the Ministry of Culture and Sports itself has published a note in which it states that “Health maintains the structure and phases of the protocol presented by LaLiga”.About the coronavirus detection tests, the note from the CSD establishes that they may be carried out in accordance with the ministerial order of April 13 “, which means that the team doctors will be able to proceed and analyze the impact of the virus on the templates as of this Monday. The Higher Sports Council has formally communicated to LaLiga, the Federation and the AFE that the Ministry of Health has approved the protocol presented by the clubs to return to training on the dates published today by this newspaper. Now the ministerial order that will go into the details is missing, and that is very possibly official this Friday.last_img read more

UP star Isa Molde named PVL Collegiate Conference MVP

first_imgColumn: Triple G-Canelo rematch should be must-see TV Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 19-year-old Molde was also named 1st Best Outside Spiker during the awarding ceremony on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Molde and the Lady Maroons shoot for a sweep of Far Eastern University and the PVL title later at 6 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMolde wasn’t the only Lady Maroon getting recognition after Aie Gannaban bagged the 2nd Best Middle Blocker award.Meanwhile, Celine Domingo was the lone Lady Tamaraw earning a citation as the 1st Best Middle Blocker while four Adamson players in Bernadette Flora (2nd Best Outside Spiker), Eli Soyud (Best Opposite Spiker), Mary Jane Igao (Best Setter) and Tonnie Rose Ponce (Best Libero) were recognized for their individual brilliance. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIsa Molde had to carry much of the load for University of the Philippines with Tots Carlos out for the entire Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference due to a shin splint.Molde led the depleted Lady Maroons to the PVL Finals and her efforts certainly didn’t go unnoticed after she was named MVP of the conference.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Not your usual Elite

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Who wouldn’t? The win kept the Elite spotless at 3-0 for their finest franchise start.  And it gave them an early headstart in a tournament where a single loss can deal a team’s playoff hopes a brutal beating.And that puts NorthPort in a really sore spot.Needing a victory to halt a four-game slide, the Batang Pier zoomed to several huge leads in the first half, and had the Elite still pinned to the corner, 79-87, entering the final period.But Blackwater kept gnawing at the lead until it finally gained control in the stretch, leaning on import Henry Walker and  Mike DiGregorio to give the Elite a 104-99 lead.Walker had 24 points and 15 rebounds while the sharp-shooting DiGregorio added 19.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown PVL to play out of town Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Chris Javier had two big buckets in the clutch while John Pinto knocked down the separation triple and Blackwater found itself in a strange spot after a 113-111 victory over NorthPort Tuesday night: On top of the PBA Governors’ Cup standings.Javier stole a basket off a quick inbounds play and then buried a jumper from top of the key to give the Elite a 108-101 lead with 1:47 to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissStanley Pringle and Sean Anthony had baskets each that quickly trimmed the gap to three before Pinto detonated a timely triple to provide Blackwater with a 111-105 cushion, 31 seconds remaining.“It’s a test of character for our players,” said Blackwater coach Bong Ramos. “They really wanted to get this win.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college It was unusual watching Blackwater keeping itself from unraveling in the stretch, rising to the challenge by knocking big shot after big shot. Even more unusual? The guys hitting those shots.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Nurses Urged to Be Forceful

first_imgThe president of the Liberia Nurses Association (LNA), Madam Gloria Stevens, has urged nurses across Liberia to be more forceful in deliverance of health services at their various work places. Speaking at the program marking the International Nursing Day on Monday, May 12, held at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship Center, Madam Stevens stressed the need for nurses to make the difference.The International Nursing Day program, being held under the theme: “Nurses, A Force for Change- A Vital Resource for Health,” brought over 150 nurses from across Liberia.   According to president Stevens, it is importance for the Government of Liberia and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to focus on empowering nurses through training, attractive incentives and salary that will create contentment for workers.She said, “In order to be more forceful, we need the best environment and the empowerment that will encourage and support nurses to perform to the fullest level because we are the resources for good health.”The LNA president, however, explained that low financial constraint was a serious problem to the up lifting of the organization.According to her empowerment of available nurses through training, stipend, local and international scholarships could make a great change to the health sector and the country.The LNA leader called on the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through the Minister, Dr. Walter Gwenigale, to focus on providing more services including in-service training for nurses.The program also brought together other health partners including members from the Firestone-run Du-side Hospital, who demonstrated a dress code of those handling blood samples of suspected Ebola virus persons.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Abusive relationships scar children for life

first_imgDear Editor,Very often, victims of gender-based abuse say they chose not to walk away from it because of the children. The fact is that staying in an abusive relationship because of the children will cause the children to be scarred for life, as growing up in such a home is one of the most terrifying and traumatic experiences a child can have.Children in abusive relationships may blame themselves for the abuse, thinking if they had not done or said a particular thing the abuse would not have occurred. They may also become angry at their siblings or their mothers for triggering the abuse, and may display increased aggression towards peers or mothers.Such children may feel rage, embarrassment and humiliation. They generally feel isolated and vulnerable, and can easily engage in self-harm, or even become suicidal. They are starved for attention, affection, and approval as they become physically, emotionally and psychologically abandoned. Thus they can also be continually angry and act out, or they can become depressed and withdraw, too frightened and embarrassed to speak out, and easy to be bullied. Also, they can be anxious to please, and thus become easy to manipulate and be taken advantage of.Since children have a natural tendency to identify with strength, they may ally themselves with the abuser, and lose respect for their seemingly helpless mother. In fact, there is a definite correlation between violence and child abuse. Growing up in a violent home can set patterns for children; patterns that can cause them to commit violence and abuse, thereby continuing that cycle. In effect, witnessing domestic violence is the single best predictor of juvenile delinquency and adult criminality.As well, females can also become accepting of abuse — thinking that it is normal — as they grew up seeing it happen continually, with the victim staying rather than leaving. And so they will not only tolerate intimate-partner abuse as they get older, but may actually think such abuse is normal.Children in abusive relationships may experience developmental delays in speech, motor, or cognitive skills; are also more apt to use poor judgment; have health problems; experience social and emotional issues; be at higher risk of alcohol/drug abuse; suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder; and are also more apt to become school dropouts, pregnant teens, and gun users. They grow up to suffer from low self-esteem; stay in dead-end jobs; or worse, be unable to keep a job.According to a 2002 US Department of Justice Special Report, children who grow up in homes where violence is present are:1) Six (6) times more likely to take their lives2) Twenty-four (24) times more likely to be sexually assaulted3) Sixty-seven (67) times more likely to engage in delinquent behaviours as adolescents4) One hundred (100) times more likely to be abusers themselves5) Five hundred (500) times more likely to be abused or neglected.In effect, children should be the abused person’s most critical reason NOT TO STAY in an abusive relationship.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

Int’l rights groups want death penalty removed

first_imgAML/CFT legislation As concerns grow over the lack of regional interest to abolish the death penalty, calls have been made for capital punishment to be removed from Guyana’s Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation.Though Guyana has committed to join worldwide efforts to abolish this act, the death penalty was included in the AML/CFT (Amendment) Bill 2016 despite objections from the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) parliamentary Opposition.Ahead of a judicial colloquium on the death penalty on Wednesday at the Marriott Hotel, the international representatives call for this clause to be removed from the legislation, and from all other pieces of legislature in Guyana.From left to right: UN Assistant Secretary General of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic; Judge Navi Pillay, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Marc Bossuyt and EU Chargé D’Affaires Derek LambeEU Charge D’Affaires Derek Lambe, disclosed that he was informed that Cabinet is actively reviewing the legislation and it is his hope that it will be removed.“We would very much like to see the death penalty being removed from any legislation in Guyana and every other country in the world,” he stated, when prompted to comment on how this dilemma will affect its advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty.Judge Navi Pillay, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, also expressed hope that the death penalty will be removed from the books completely.She explained that governments should not just pass a law because something terrible occurred.“Law is not done emotionally. The rule of law follows intentional standard and Guyana is very much a part of the international community… so you have to pass laws that are sound and definite and not responding each time there is a terrorist act committed here or in France or wherever. Of course, these are terrible crimes and the UN has very specific requirements for counter terrorism measures,” she stated, emphasising that these measures do not comply with the capital punishment.On this note, she urged that Guyana advance forward and not backward in its efforts to abolish the death penalty.“This country should be proud that in 20 years there has been no execution,” she highlighted. Guyana last executed a death row inmate in 1997.But Pillay stressed that it ought not to be just a moratorium but it must be abolished.Moreover, Assistant Secretary General from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ivan Simonovic, also pointed out that there is no evidence that proves that the death penalty deters any crime, including terrorism.The European Union (EU) in collaboration with United Nations (UN) representatives organised a conference with members of the local judiciary to engage in a detail discussions on the movement towards abolishing the death penalty.Just before the event got underway, the delegation hosted a news conference to brief the media about the expectations of the activity.The forum will see presentations being done by members of the international rights groups, where they will share experiences and progress of other countries towards the abolition of the death penalty.The aim is to broaden the discussion on the matter in Guyana.The visiting delegation also visited several Government officials including Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams.They intend on meeting Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan today.The Attorney General had argued that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regime mandates the capital punishment be enshrined in the AML/CFT legislation.However, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall asserted that in other countries deemed FATF compliant, the death penalty is abolished. He pointed out that in France, where FATF is headquartered, the death penalty was abolished decades ago; and the country is still FATF compliant.According to statistics by Amnesty International, 140 countries abolished the death penalty in 2014, by law or practice. This is significant given that when the organisation started its campaign against the death penalty in 1997, only 16 countries had abolished this punishment for all crimes. Seven countries that carried out executions in 2013 did not do so in 2014; those being Bangladesh, Botswana, Indonesia, India, Kuwait, Nigeria and South Sudan.Despite this remarkable progress, there was a recorded 28 per cent increase in the number of executions in 2014 when compared to the figures in 2013. There were 2466 death sentences in 55 countries in 2014, with a total of 607 executions. This figure excludes China, which executed more persons than the rest of the world combined. The top five countries which still execute prisoners on death row are China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the USA.Additionally, seven other countries resumed executions – Belarus, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Jordan, Pakistan, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. (Devina Samaroo)last_img read more

Wash bay operators to pay maintenance fee

first_imgRepresentatives of the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown met with several wash bay operators on Wednesday last in an attempt to implement a charge for usage of their facilities, which fall under the maintenance of the municipality.According to Public Relations Officer Debra Lewis, the M&CC will be enforcing a $10,000 fee on wash bay operators for the maintenance of the reserves.She noted that owing to their activities sand and other materials were usually washed into the drains which in future may cause blockage of the pipelines“There is increase in the cost of maintenance to parapets, drains as a result of the sand and other materials washed into the waterways, and the inconvenience and discomfort to neighbours in communities where such activities are occurring, on a daily basis,” Lewis noted.She further noted that the Council has met with owners and operators of car wash bays operating within the city of Georgetown to bring them in line with the required standards of the city as stipulated in the Municipal and District Councils Act, Chapter 28:01.Last year, the Council had announced a move to have owners and operators be inspected and regularised in order to meet the requirements determined by the Council.last_img read more

Huskies busy weekend preview

first_imgThis game will determine the regular season series winner, as it’s the fifth time these teams will play each other this year, with each team winning twice.Sunday’s game will begin at 3:30 p.m. and all the action can be heard live on 100.1 Moose FM. Make sure to also tune into the Moose FM pre-game shows, which start 15 minutes prior to puck drop Friday and Sunday. This weekend marks the final regular season home and away games for the busy Fort St. John Huskies.Friday night, the Huskies will start a home and home series against the sixth place, Beaverlodge Blades. The series will begin in Beaverlodge Friday night, as the teams will meet for the fourth time this season. The Blades have won two of the three pervious meetings with the Huskies.- Advertisement -Friday’s game will start at 8 p.m. and all the action can be heard live on 100.1 Moose FM.Saturday evening, the Huskies will welcome Beaverlodge to the North Peace Arena, for the second game in their home and home series.Saturday’s game begins at 8 p.m.Sunday, the Huskies will hit the road for an afternoon game in Grande Prairie, against the third placed Wheelers for their last regular season game.Advertisementlast_img read more

Alledged attack by teacher being probed

first_img“On top of that, our principal made calls from home to parents into the evening,” he added. “I can understand parents were concerned about the timing, but we were acting on sheriff’s orders.” Genis said about a dozen students visited with counselors and psychologists at the school Friday. He said he also spoke individually to the parents of the affected students to try to address their concerns. District officials said they will not launch an in-house investigation but instead will defer to the Sheriff’s Department’s probe. Once that investigation is complete, sheriff’s officials will turn over their findings to the District Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether any criminal charges should be filed against the teacher, Genis said. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – El Rancho Unified School District officials said Friday an investigation into an alleged attack on several fifth-graders by a first-grade teacher at Meller Elementary School likely won’t be completed until next week. Superintendent Norbert Genis said detectives from the special victims unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were still gathering information about the incident, which took place about 10 a.m. Thursday. It was touched off when several fifth-grade students – as part of their physical education class – were running laps on the field and apparently ran through a PE activity the teacher was conducting with her first-grade class, Genis said. The teacher became upset and allegedly began striking the students, causing minor injuries, officials said. The teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave, Genis said. But no arrests had been made in the case as of Friday, he said. Authorities and school officials have not released the teacher’s name. Sheriff’s officials declined any comment on the case Friday. A few parents whose children were involved in the alleged attack said they were outraged over the situation, particularly at the fact that they were not notified about it for several hours after it occurred. But Genis said school officials were ordered to do so by sheriff’s investigators, who were worried that parents might show up at the school and take their children home before investigators had a chance to question them. “As soon as we received clearance from the department to call parents we did,” Genis said. “We had a team of people ready to make phone calls, and for those parents who weren’t available because they were working, we left a phone number so they could reach us after hours. last_img read more

DIARMUID NEEDS YOUR HELP TO GOOGLE TO THE TOP!

first_imgDairmuid with his teacher Sarah King.A young Ramelton boy has made it through to the final of a prestigious Google competition.Diarmuid Coyle, a 3rd class pupil at Scoil Mhuire, Ramelton has been selected to compete in the final of the Doodle 4 Google competition.Diarmuid had to create a doodle based on “My Perfect Day” and he close to design a day on the farm with his dad around the google logo. Thousands of children all over Ireland entered and Diarmuid was selected by Judges for the final 75 competitors.Now Diarmuid needs all our support to be in with a chance of winning an amazing prize of having his doodle displayed on the “Google Homepage” for 24 hours, along with €10,000 technology grant for his School.Diarmuid’s doodle is open to the public for voting – everybody can help out with supporting him by going online to the Doodle 4 Google webpage – to the voting Section and Diarmuid’s doodle can be located for voting in Group 2.People can vote once a day every day until the Closing Date 20th March.  DIARMUID NEEDS YOUR HELP TO GOOGLE TO THE TOP! was last modified: March 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Diarmuid CoyleDoodle4 GoogleRameltonlast_img read more